3 Clever Ways to Get the Joanna Gaines Shiplap Look for Less
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Shiplap is modern farmhouse goals!
Installing shiplap is time-consuming and costly, but with these DIY shiplap ideas, you’ll be spending less time and money on your next home DIY. Plus, since you’re staying home right now, there’s no better time to do those projects you’ve been putting off.
These are the best shiplap planks from Lowe’s & how much they would cost you:
- Buy it at Lowe’s – $735 (with delivery for 300 sq. ft. or 84 planks)
Yes, these planks are obviously gorgeous and anything we would want in our home if we were trying to impress Joanna Gaines. However, online you’d have to purchase a minimum of 300 square feet and either lug it home yourself from the store or pay a $75 delivery fee.
The planks also come only primed, so you’ll be buying paint and the supplies you’ll need. To top it off, if you’re not super handy, you’ll also need to also pay a professional, which comes at an expense, too.
Instead… here are three budget-friendly shiplap DIY ideas:
1. Use peel and stick shiplap wallpaper for the quickest and easiest application.
- Buy it at Target – $35 (1 roll of 27.5 sq.ft.) OR $385 (11 rolls or 302 sq. ft.)
Whether you want to do an accent wall or the whole room, even the bulk buy of 11 rolls of shiplap wallpaper is only half the cost of real shiplap. Plus, you won’t have the added expenses of painting it afterward or even paying a professional.
I’m really loving this textured wallpaper from Target! Doesn’t it look so stunning in my friend Kristina’s nursery?! Not only does it have the texture of real wood, but it’s easy to put up and easily removable! And for all you renters who can’t damage your walls, this is such a great design alternative! Happy landlords and happy renters, it’s a win, win!
“I’m absolutely in love with this wallpaper! To my surprise, it was way easier than I had anticipated. I love how real it looks, and the texture gives it depth and dimension. This is worth every penny!
I just ordered it for the third time around, and I’m going to be using it in my entryway after already doing our kitchen and bedroom. It really does peel and stick! And if you mess up, you can take it off and reposition with no problem. This is so much faster than doing the real shiplap, and cheaper, too!” – Vanessa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. Install inexpensive shiplap using plywood.
- Buy it at The Home Depot $35 (1 slab of wood for 32 sq. ft.) OR $360 (or less for 10 slabs of wood or 320 sq. ft.)
Did you see Lina’s beautiful DIY faux shiplap wall? She did an entire tutorial on how she cut slabs of inexpensive plywood to create the look of shiplap in her home, and I am totally obsessed with how it came out!
Lina was lucky enough to scoop up the plywood in the store for just $10 a piece, making her renovation ring in at just under $100 once it was finished! 😱 Considering you’re actually using real wood (and how amazing it looks), I wouldn’t even consider this a faux alternative, but you’re sure going to save a ton of money once you’re finished!
“We’ve added DIY shiplap to a few areas of our home and love the bright modern farmhouse look so much! Plus, by ripping down pieces of plywood from the hardware store, we’ve saved money in materials compared to actual shiplap.
The project doesn’t take much time once you get going and was a family affair (my son and hubby hung the pieces and I painted them afterward).” – Lina
3. Repurpose old wood fence panels and paint them.
- Repurposed fencing | Cost – FREE!
Wide plank fencing is another great way to achieve a gorgeous shiplap look. Not only will it look great on your wall, but I absolutely love how this kitchen repurposed smaller planks on the ceiling – such a dramatic and gorgeous statement you can add to your home!
Collin’s sister Marley had this done in her kitchen and we’re wowed by the entire room. 😍
The best part of this DIY idea? You’re repurposing old materials, so the cost for your reno will be totally FREE! With a price like that, that’s some elbow grease even I can get behind. 😉
Hip Tip: If you don’t have an old fence to tear down, you can also source local fencing companies close to you. Chances are, they might let you take some old fencing from projects they’ve torn down or sell it to you at a really reasonable cost. Another option? Check Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, and Craigslist for discarded fencing.
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